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Orchestrate makes databases simple by powering full-text search, events, graph, and K/V storage behind a REST API.

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How to Document a Project



Last time, we covered how and why to write readmes worth reading, which focused on writing documentation for new users of your software. This time, we’ll cover best practices for documenting projects for teams, collaborators, and volunteers. First, why should you document your project at all? You’ve already got a good readme, so what else…

Building an Anonymous Forum with Orchestrate Events



‘Events’ associate time-ordered data with key/value objects. They power audit trails, logs, and timelines – Orchestrate.io (http://orchestrate.io/docs/events) The above statement is straight from Orchestrate’s dev resources, but let’s see events in action.I wanted to explore how to use events, so I built annonforum, a forum where all posts and comments are anonymous. (Sound familiar?) Today,…

Replicating MongoDB into Orchestrate



MongoDB is alright. With an expansive, SQL-like query and update syntax, it handles most small-time use cases with relative ease and little forethought. But, MongoDB falls over under various circumstances. To keep it from stalling your apps, crashing for want of memory, losing data, and so on, you need to become a DBA. Come on,…

Architecting a Social Network



Hey! Let’s build Facebook. Why? Because social networks are hard. Potentially millions of concurrent users, each making potentially numerous reads and writes per second – considering how to handle that is an exercise in architecting robust information schemas. I’ll use Orchestrate in my examples, but these principles don’t much depend on your underlying infrastructure. This…

How We Replicated NPM into Orchestrate



NPM or Node Packaged Modules, makes possible the Node.js community’s package ecosystem. Most Node.js developers know NPM for the command-line utility used to manage dependencies, publish packages, and run scripts, but behind the scenes NPM Inc. is running a beastly infrastructure to serve more than 1500 requests per second. Every time you run npm install…